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Compensation culture

a culture in which people are very ready to go to law over even relatively minor incidents in the hope of gaining compensation


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  • Compensation-neurosis

    noun, Psychiatry. 1. an unconscious attempt to retain physical or psychological symptoms of illness when some advantage may be obtained (distinguished from ). compensation neurosis n. A neurosis whose symptoms may be associated with a real or presumed disability that may bring financial compensation.

  • Compensation order

    noun 1. (in Britain) the requirement of a court that an offender pay compensation for injury, loss, or damage resulting from an offence, either in preference to or as well as a fine

  • Compensation point

    noun 1. (botany) the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide at which the rate of carbon dioxide uptake by a photosynthesizing plant is exactly balanced by its rate of carbon dioxide release in respiration and photorespiration

  • Compensative

    [kuh m-pen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəmˈpɛn səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. serving to , as for loss, lack, or injury. 2. . adj. c.1600, from French compensatoire, from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare (see compensate). Psychological sense is from 1921. compensatory com·pen·sa·to·ry (kəm-pěn’sə-tôr’ē) adj. Relating to or characterized by compensation.

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